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Come and be a part!

Come and be a part!

Welcome to HHBC Student Ministry!

Being United . . . .


Knowing that transition is difficult we strive to develop relationships throughout the ministry by participating in several activities and programs together throughout the year.

  • All summer Wednesday activities
  • Major Events during the school year:
    Super Bowl Party, Guys Only and
    Girls Only Events (i.e. Chiseled and Polished)
  • Summer Camp at Snowbird: Monday through Saturday, July 20-25
  • Munchie Mondays in the summer



It is important for all believers to continually grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God.  During the school year, “Sunday Night Electives” will provide that opportunity.

Fall Semester #1: Sept. 7th – Nov. 16th

  • “Financial Peace University”
  • “Not A Fan”

Winter Semester: Jan. 11th – March 1st  

  • “1 Peter—Stand Strong”
  • “Discovering your God-given SHAPE”
  • “Transformation—Developing a Heart  for God”

Spring Semester: March 8th – May 3rd

  • “Joseph—The Power of Forgiveness”
  • “Parables—Imagine Life God’s Way”
  • “Salvaging My Identity” – Girls Only

Winter Semester: Jan. 12th – Feb. 23rd


It is our desire to provide experiences for all students to serve others.
Some examples include:

  • Church and Community work projects
  • Caroling w/ Senior Adults
  • Baseball with special needs children
  • Local Missions Day
  • Church mission trips

Serve Teams:

Opportunities abound to support the Wednesday service and use one’s interests and giftedness to impact others.

  • Singing and/or playing in the Worship Band
  • E: Squad
  • Video Production
  • Drama
  • A/V Tech
  • Missions


Quality relationships are what keep us connected. While most H.S. activities are done through our Life Groups, special activities include:

  • Freshman Welcome Activity
  • LU Football & Tailgating
  • Senior Retreat
  • LU Hockey and Basketball
  • The Marble Yard hike
  • Graduate Recognition
  • King’s Dominion

Wednesday Nights:

Combining media, music and a message we strive to expose students to all aspects of
God’s nature, character, and expectations.

Topics this year:

  • “Stomping Out the Darkness”
    Seeing ourselves in the light of God’s Truth
  • “Extreme Life Makover”
  • “H.A.B.I.T.S.”
  • A study in the Book of Romans
  • “Relationships”

Life Groups:

Focusing on relationships, students in small, age‐graded groups dig deeper and discuss each Wednesday’s lesson topic on Sunday mornings and develop lasting relationships through mentoring, nurturing and accountability.

Serve Teams:

Opportunities abound to support the Wednesday service and use one’s interests and giftedness to impact others. Singing and/ or playing in the Worship Band

  • News
  • Video Production
  • Drama
  • A/V
  • Tech
  • Missions

Middle School Ministry


Our Middle School students will have various opportunities for activities with their cylinder groups. In
addition, we provide our students with a number of large group activities and events throughout the year.

  • MS Luau – Welcome Activity
  • LU Football & Tailgating
  • Peaks of Otter Hike & Cookout
  • Snow Tubing
  • MS All-Nighter
  • King’s Dominion

Wednesday Nights:

Are designed to engage, inform, and challenge our students. This is done via relative biblical teaching, multi‐media and music. Topics this year:

  • Studies from Genesis
  • “H.A.B.I.T.S.”
  • “Out with the Old, In with the New”
  • “Made”    l “Exposed”
  • Studies in the book of John
  • “Am I Enough?”
  • “I’m Calling You Out – Discipleship”
  • “Double Dare 2000”
  • “66 Books—1 Story”
  • “Calling All Christians”

Cylinder Groups:

Every student will be part of a “cylinder group” which will consist of students of the same grade and gender with an adult leader. The leader will seek to disciple, mentor, and encourage students in their Christian walk and relationship with Christ.

The goal of the church and its student ministry is to “produce spiritual maturity.”

Jesus commanded us, his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. At HHBC we desire to be and to make disciples
of Jesus Christ. We understand that process to look like this:

  • An authentic disciple of Christ must connect to God and people, must grow individually and collectively in the Word and will of God, and must impact the church through service and their world as salt and light.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19‐20

  • Make Disciples ‐ of all who are saved.
  • Identify with Christ and the church. (Rom. 6:4, Acts 2:41‐42).
  • Teach obedience to the Word of God.

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:11‐13

  • Mature the saints (that includes students).
  • Equip saints to do the work of the ministry.
  • Result: The body of Christ is edified through unity and maturity.


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Snowbird and Student Medical Forms

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Brian Freerksen – Director of Student Ministries and High School Pastor
Although born in Minnesota, Brian was raised and lived in Lynchburg throughout his school years and early adult life. Brian graduated from Liberty University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries and Youth Ministry. After taking a year off to work and marry his lovely wife, Nancy, Brian continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 1996. He began his full-time ministry with students while in Seminary as an Assistant High School Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Upon graduation, Brian followed God’s leading to fill the position of Associate Pastor of Students at Lizella Baptist Church in Lizella, GA. After eleven years of service God called Brian and his family back to Lynchburg as the Senior High Pastor and Director of Student Ministries at HHBC. Brian and Nancy have three wonderful children, Brandon, Emily, and Katie. Brian enjoys soccer, the martial arts, Frisbee golf, reading, and hanging out with his friends and students.


Brandon Vieth – Middle School Director
Brandon Vieth was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but was raised in Ocean City, New Jersey. Brandon Has lived in Lynchburg since 2010 while attending Liberty University. He received his Bachelors Degree in Religion with a specialization in Youth Ministry in May of 2013 and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling. Brandon loves teaching the Word and one-on-one interaction with students. Brandon is marrying his high school and college sweetheart, Alexis, in May of 2015. In his free time, Brandon loves to rock climb, play volleyball and soccer, and watch movies with his fiancé.


Ben McNew
Ben was born and raised in Chesterfield Virginia. As a minister’s kid, he has lived all across the state of Virginia and North Carolina.  Ben is a 2014 graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Worship: Youth Ministries.  He is currently pursuing a Seminary degree in Christian Ministries and has led worship under the leadership of his father, as well as being a student worship leader for two years.  He is also called to lead the next generation of believers to be the Christian leaders of the future.  Ben has served as a camp counselor for Centri-Kid camps, as well as currently serving on the ministry team CAPTIVATE from the Liberty University School of Music.  His goal is to emulate the life of Christ, and spread that to every person that he comes in contact with.


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